Abstract

A self-starting passively mode-locked diode-pumped neodymium fiber laser with a semiconductor antiresonant Fabry-Perot saturable absorber (A-FPSA) is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. Mode locking can be initiated and maintained by the semiconductor absorber, and pulse durations down to 260 fs are routinely obtained. Alternatively, shorter pulses (60 fs) were generated by exploition of nonlinear polarization evolution in the fiber (in combination with a stronger pump source) where the A-FPSA simply initiates the pulse-forming process.

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